Updated: Apr 29, 2021
It may be difficult to think that there might be parasites crawling around inside you. The concept is unsettling, and repulsive. However, it is important to gain a different perspective on parasites instead of being completely grossed out by these critters.
Worm parasites have co-evolved with the mammalian immune system for many millions of years and during this time, they have developed extremely effective strategies to modulate and evade host defenses and so maintain their evolutionary fitness. It is therefore reasonable to conclude that the human immune system has been shaped by its relationship with parasitic worms and this may be a necessary requirement for maintaining our immunological health. (1,2).
Just recently, there is a therapy called "helminthic therapy" which is intentionally introducing different parasitic worms (helminths) into the human body. This therapy has shown significant potential for the treatment of inflammatory, allergic and autoimmune based diseases.
For example there has been successful trials using the human hookworm Necator americanus, in Crohn's patients (3).
Also although still a very young field, limited clinical trials have already been carried out assessing the effects of the porcine whipworm, Trichuris suis, on IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease).(4).
But here's the thing.....
The fact that helminths have the ability to "distract" the immune systems' attention enough to stop it from attacking healthy cells and tissue doesn't make them "good parasites."
I believe that parasites are only "beneficial" when people are not sick or exhausted by parasites. There are always parasites around us and in us, its part of life.
But when theres an imbalance, there's help needed.
Its not about cleansing out ALL the parasites, (I don't thing this is possible) it's about changing the body's internal terrain to make it less habitable for them to thrive and assisting the body to go back to the balance.
If we don't practice deworming practices in the west then our body becomes overridden by parasites. The potential health consequences of worm infections are generally agreed to depend on the number of worms in the body (i.e., infection intensity). Infection intensity is strongly correlated with disease prevalence. (5).
Our Western culture fails to recognize that parasite cleansing should be done annually or bi annually to help prevent disease.
Many cultures around the world "deworm" and it used to be a common practice in the West with farmers deworming the animals and the family as well. But somehow we have lost this common practice.
According to the WHO (World Health Organization) It is estimated that almost 2 billion people worldwide are infected with helminth infections worldwide (worms) .(6)
Experts believe that more than 50% of people in the Western world will suffer from a parasitic infection in their lifetime.(7).
Parasites are much more common in developed countries than most people realize.
In Canada Pinworms, roundworms, trichinella and tapeworms are the most common parasitic worms.
Although worm infections are not all that common in Canada compared to other countries, they still occur here. (8). If you have travelled, have a pet, eat sushi, have eaten undercooked meat than your chances of having a parasite are high.
The most common parasites in Canada are:
pinworms (small worms approximately 1 cm long)
roundworms (can grow up to 20 cm to 40 cm long)
trichinella (thread-like worms)
tapeworms (can grow from 4 m to 12 m)
My Personal Journey With Parasites
My journey with parasites cleansing started early in 2020 when I suspected that there was still something going on in my body that diet alone was not not correcting.
I felt hopeless and extremely frustrated. I have been a health practitioner for over 10 years now, so why was my health less than optimal?
I was still having persistent eczema issues, histamine issues, (mast cell activation disorder), brain fog, anxiety, eye pressure (early glaucoma), insomnia, hair loss, low energy and thyroid issues (hypothyroidism) but my digestion seemed fine.
I ate what i thought was the "perfect' diet, eliminated sugar and carbs, drank clean filtered water, prioritized sleep, took expensive supplements, got genetic testing, expensive stool testing, saw many naturopathic doctors, got vitamin IVs, even took parasite tinctures, I basically tried everything to try and figure out what was still going on in my body. Nothing helped.
I decided to do more digging and research (obsessively) and came across a parasite herb called Mimosa Pudica by (Cellcore Biosciences)
5 days into taking this herb, I had a mound of spaghetti like worms come out of me into the toilet. (Im sorry to be so disgustingly graphic).
The moment I expelled parasites into the toilet, I had my aha! moment.
I found it This is my root cause.. holy Sh** I have parasites! And if I have this problem, how may others have the same?
It took me about 5 months of persistent and consistent parasite cleansing for all my symptoms to subside. (I was passing visible parasites daily during this period, lots of liver flukes, ropeworms, eggs etc - 70% of parasites are microscopic so i'm sure most could not be seen).
I now have much more energy, no more histamine issues (about 90% better), no daily eczema flares, no brain fog, or anxiety,
My thyroid labs are showing normal on blood tests and I am able to regulate my own temperature. (no freezing extremities).
Where did I get the Parasite infection from? I believe I have had parasites since I was a child.
My mother is from India, and i believe it's highly likely she have passed it to me, also having dogs and cats, having eaten undercooked meats, sushi, traveling etc contributed to my parasitic load. I also believe that I had other toxicities in my body as well, which made my internal terrain so ideal for parasites to live in.
A lifetime accumulation of Heavy metals, mold, pesticides and other chemicals have to be present in the body in order for parasites to also exist and thrive in there.
When it comes to healing I don't believe there are quick fixes to anything and it has taken hard work to get to where I am today health wise.
Putting in the work to take care of my body, prioritizing sleep, practicing self love, doing coffee enemas, castor oil packs, nourishing my body with healthy food, reducing toxin exposure, doing infrared sauna therapy and home ozone have all been my tools to heal.
WHAT I BELIEVE: Your body is intelligent, and symptoms are signs your body is trying to give you that something is there that does not belong. (whether it be stealth infections like parasites or lyme or mold or heavy metal toxicities etc) ,once you remove what is triggering the body's symptoms and causing "dis ease", healing can then take place.
How do Parasites affect human health?
Parasites and can lead to the onset of disease in humans.
Parasites get their food by consuming nutrients at the expense of their host and
Some microscopic parasites live inside your cells, such as red blood cells or fat cells. Larger critters — like parasitic worms — are more likely to live in the spaces between your cells. Parasites can invade your muscles, lymph, brain, gut, lungs, liver, and other organs and tissues. ( 9,10,11)
Also, parasites can obstruct parts of your organs and disrupt their function. For example, some worms can block the valves between your intestines or clog your bile ducts which can interfere with your digestive system.(11).
Health outcomes of intestinal parasitic infections in children can include malnutrition, growth stunting, intellectual retardation, and cognitive as well as educational deficiencies. (12).
WHAT ARE COMMON PARASITE SYMPTOMS?
Intestinal parasites fuel disease, particularly when there is an overload or infection of these organisms. When parasites cause symptoms, they can range from minor to life-disrupting. Intestinal parasites can affect key stages of digestion and absorption.
Some of the typical symptoms and signs of intestinal parasites include:
Digestive problems (constipation, diarrhea, or persistent gas)
Skin issues (rashes, eczema, hives, and itching)
Muscle and joint pain
Food cravings, Constant hunger and never feeling full
Iron deficiency anemia
Unexplained weight loss
Abdominal pain or tenderness
Grinding your teeth during sleep
Recurrent yeast infections
Itching of the anus or vagina
Insomnia, consistent fatigue, and poor sleeping habits
Lowered immune systems, the appearance of new allergies, and constant illness
Rashes, itching, and skin problems such as sores, or eczema and Psoriasis
Mental problems such as brain fog, anxiety, or depression
Joint and muscle pains
Eye floaters or difficulties with sight
low blood sugar
Sibo (small intestine bacterial overgrowth)
Natural Solutions For Parasites:
There are a range of solutions that I commonly recommended, including:
Garlic: Garlic can be a powerful solution when removing yeast and parasites. It is a natural source of health-boosting nutrients. To use garlic, simply mince two cloves into a glass of water.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon can be a fantastic remedy for a range of different illnesses. Cinnamon can break down a parasite infestation and kill fungus in the body.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is wonderful for boosting your immune system. For the purpose of parasite removal, it is best to take around 5,000mg per day.
Coconut oil: Coconut oil is a naturally nourishing anti-fungal substance. You can consume coconut oil throughout the day to support parasitic removal and soothe your gut.
Apple cider Vinegar: A rich source of B-vitamins, apple cider vinegar is useful for neutralizing the pH in your gut, which can help to make the intestines healthier. By boosting your microbiome health, you can improve digestion, and remove parasites at the same time.
Diatomaceous Earth: Effective at killing parasitic eggs, and parasites, Diatomaceous earth is great for improving your digestive tract.
Pumpkin Seeds: Pumpkin seeds are perhaps the most valuable substance you can consume when it comes to getting rid of parasitic infections for good. Capable of indirectly killing tapeworms and various other forms of parasites, pumpkin seeds should form an essential part of any parasite cleanse. These seeds work because they contain a substance known as curcubitine – a property which can paralyze tapeworms so that they are incapable of holding onto intestinal cells.
Mimosa Pudica Seed: Mimosa Pudica actively paralyzes parasites and forces them to fall away from their position on intestine walls. This means that parasites can be effectively flushed from your system. With Mimosa Pudica, patients have seen huge improvements in their lives, thanks to the removal of parasitic infections.
For an effective and safe parasite cleansing experience, I recommend working with an experienced practitioner and someone well versed in functional medicine and can design a protocol for you.
For more personalized Assistance Contact me, I would love to help guide and support you!
I find that the best solution to ridding your body of parasites, and maintaining a healthy body thereafter, is to change the body's internal terrain. Simply killing the parasite(s) isn’t always enough – you’ll also need to make other changes (dietary, lifestyle, environmental etc).
Finding your ideal treatment will be a process that’s unique to you and your needs, but it’s important to remember that there are plenty of natural solutions to help you fight back against parasitic infestation.
Please note also that depending on the infestation of parasites within the body, it can sometimes take 6 months to a year to clear them all out. Less severe cases will be shorter than that.
Maintenance Parasite cleansing can be done every 4-6 months for 3-4 days. Or doing once a month for 3 days during the full moon cycle, (one day before, on the day of the full moon and one day after). Believe it or not but parasites are more active and reproduce during the full moon. (because they come to feed on our neurotransmitters- we make more serotonin, and less melatonin during the full moon).
Contact Me to find the best treatment option for you!
This not medical advice. Please Seek the advice of your Medical doctor first.